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31 - Herbert Hoover

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: August 10, 1874

Birthplace: Small cottage on Downey Street, West Branch, Iowa

Father: Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880)

Mother: Huldah Minthorn (1848-1883)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 11 inches

Physical Description: Straight brown hair parted on left, hazel eyes, ruddy complexion, fleshy face, husky build

Religion: Quaker

Wife: Lou Henry (March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944)

Marriage Date: February 10, 1899

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s parents in Monterey, California


-- Herbert Clark Hoover Jr. (August 8, 1903 – April 9, 1969)

-- Allan Henry Hoover (July 17, 1907 – November 8, 1993)

Death Date: October 20, 1964

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Massive internal hemorrhaging from upper gastrointestinal tract with strained vascular system

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: Herbert Hoover Library and Birthplace, West Branch, Iowa

Professional Statistics:

Mining Engineer (1896-1914)

Involved in Relief Efforts during World War I (1914-1919)

Secretary of Commerce (1921-1928)

31st President of the United States (1929-1933)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Charles Curtis (1929-1933)

Events During Presidency:

Agricultural Marketing Act (1929)

Stock Market Crash and the start of the Great Depression (1929)

Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1930)

Prohibition (opposition to repeal)

London Naval Treaty (1930)

Bonus March (1932)

Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932)

Twentieth Amendment ratified (1933)

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